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Santa arrives by air December 12

operation santa delivery1A Gainesville holiday tradition continues Dec. 12 with the annual Operation Santa Delivery at Santa Fe College.

The event, that’s sponsored by Santa Fe, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, ShandsCair and Gator Domino’s, runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The highlight is Santa’s arrival by helicopter at Santa Fe’s north field at the corner of NW 39th Avenue and NW 91st Street.

More than two dozen community organizations will be offering games and fun activities for kids. There will also be opportunities for photos with Santa.

operation santa delivery2LifeSouth will host a blood drive that can help save lives during the holidays. Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required.

For more information, call LifeSouth at 352-334-1000.

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